UPS for virtual environments

Jan 9, 2013 | UPS & Standby Power

Eaton’s Power Quality business has recently launched the 9PX Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), the next generation of energy efficient 5 to 11kVA future-proof UPSs for virtualised environments.

Well suited for IT and facilities managers who are targeted with managing rising energy costs and consumption, the new UPS units feature up to 95% efficiency in online double conversion mode, and 98% in high efficiency mode, with a power factor of 0.9, enabling them to deliver 28% more power than other UPSs in the same class.

As a result, the 9PX is particularly suitable for users looking to protect their equipment in computer rooms and small data centres as well as in industrial, manufacturing and medical applications.

The devices come as a compact rack or tower, delivering up to 5,400W in a 3U form factor and 10kW in 6U. To allow for enhanced manageability, a sophisticated graphical LCD display provides clear information on the UPS’s full status and analytics as well as configuration capabilities.

Users have the option to monitor energy consumption via the LCD or through Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software Suite, which is compatible with all major operating systems and virtualisation software.

To ensure service continuity, Eaton has equipped the 9PX with redundant components as well as with an internal self powered bypass. On HotSwap models, a maintenance bypass is also available for easy replacement of the UPS without powering down critical systems. The devices allow for parallel operation so that users can either build a redundant solution or scale up their UPS system using HotSync technology to double the power at a later point in time depending on their infrastructure growth.

A full product review of the 9PX can be seen on the Connecting Industry website. Go to


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